ah the memoriesWord of the Day Archive/May 2003
simulacrum: a representation; an insubstantial or vague semblance.
putative: commonly thought or deemed; supposed.
vitiate: to make faulty or imperfect.
daedal: skillful; artistic; ingenious.
autocrat: a ruler with unlimited authority.
comestible: suitable to be eaten.
objurgate: to scold or rebuke sharply.
sardonic: scornful, mocking.
lexicon: a dictionary; also, the vocabulary of a person, group, etc.
contemporaneous: originating, existing, or occurring at the same time.
panoply: a splendid or impressive array.
supererogatory: going beyond what is required or expected; also, superfluous, unnecessary.
comity: a state of mutual harmony, friendship, and respect.
eleemosynary: relating to charity; charitable.
inclement: harsh; severe -- especially said of the weather.
hugger-mugger: secret; also, muddled, disorderly.
genial: sympathetically cheerful and cheering; kindly.
florid: flushed with red; also, excessively ornate.
sapient: wise; sage; discerning.
disparate: fundamentally different; also, composed of dissimilar elements.
prevaricate: to depart from or evade the truth.
inveigle: to persuade or obtain by ingenuity or flattery.
harridan: a scolding, vicious woman.
segue: to proceed without interruption.
lascivious: lewd; lustful.
visage: the face; also, appearance; aspect.
lugubrious: mournful; gloomy; dismal.
interstice: a space between things or parts.
sempiternal: everlasting; eternal.
idee fixe: a fixed idea; an obsession.
prestidigitation: sleight of hand.